Our Team

Ryan Ronan

Role: General Manager
Serving Since: 2018
Phone Number: 843.681.2582 ext 1112

Ryan is originally from Barnegat, New Jersey and is married to his wife Jen. They have two children, Jake (13) and Brooke (11). He fell in love with the game of golf at 14 years old and won the Bermuda Junior Amateur Championship in 1987 as Captain of the Rutgers University Golf Team. Ryan became an assistant golf professional at the Walt Disney World Resort and has worked in the food and beverage industry as a Sommelier and Manager of numerous restaurants. He has worked for the PGA Tour at TPC Rivers Bend in Cincinnati before serving as the Clubhouse Manager of Saucon Valley Country Club in Bethlehem, PA. Ryan was the General Manager of Huntingdon Valley Country Club in Philadelphia. Before joining CCHH.


Vanessa Capehart

Role: Membership Director
Serving Since: 2014
Phone Number: 843.681.2582 x:1123

Vanessa joined the CCHH team in 2014 as the club Member Relations Coordinator and was quickly promoted to Membership Director in 2015. Prior to joining us here at the Country Club, she worked as a human resource coordinator in Washington DC. Vanessa graduated from Radford University with a degree in political science and sociology. Vanessa lives in Bluffton with her two children Colin and Alexandra. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her kids and reading.


Logan Vairo

Role: Member Relations Coordinator
Serving Since: 2017
Phone Number: 843.681.2582 x:1120

Logan Vairo became the Member Relations Coordinator for the Country Club of Hilton Head in March 2017. Prior to joining the team at the Country Club, she worked as a Recreation Supervisor for Hilton Grand Vacations.

A native New Yorker, Logan received a Bachelors of Science Degree in Biology and Environmental Studies from Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, New York. Today, Logan uses her passion for communications to make sure the Members of the Club are always plugged into all the exciting events happening at the Club via email, flyers and social media.
When she is not at the Club, Logan enjoys biking, rollerblading and beach walks with her dogs.


Susan Honowitz

Role: Private Event Coordinator
Serving Since: 2018
Phone Number: 843.681.2582 ext 1110

Susan and her husband Barry moved from Newport Beach, CA to Hilton Head in 1987 and she joined the team at CCHH in March 2018. Susan’s previous hospitality positions range from Tennis Teaching Professional and Racquet Club Manager to Group & Event Sales and Marketing Director for a local select service hotel. Susan enjoys spending time with her family and friends as well as volunteering at her church and the Boy Scouts. Susan and her husband have one son, Casey, who attends school at Limestone College in Gaffney, SC.


Gary Otto

Role: Head Golf Professional, PGA
Serving Since: 2007
Phone Number: 843.681.4653 x:1102

Gary has been in the golf business for over 21 years and has worked at five Club Corp properties. While in Raleigh he worked at Lochmere, Devil's Ridge and The Neuse Golf Club. In 2004 Gary moved to the Outer Banks of North Carolina to assume the Head Golf Professional Position. Gary transferred to Hilton Head in 2007 to assume the role as Head Golf Professional at The Country Club of Hilton Head.

In his spare time Gary enjoys boating, fishing, and the beach.


Don Harring

Role: Head Tennis Professional
Serving Since: 2012
Phone Number: 843.681.2582 x:1113

Don Harring is a USPTA professional with over 25 years of teaching and coaching experience. He has served as a tennis director at various clubs in Connecticut and New York, most notably the Coveleigh Club in his hometown of Rye, NY from 1993-2006. After that Don spent five years as the senior tennis pro at the Armonk Tennis Club in Armonk NY.  Upon his arrival in South Carolina in 2011, Don was an assistant pro at the Palmetto Bluff resort in Bluffton and was also the lead tennis instructor for the Savannah Area Tennis Association. August of 2012, Don accepted the Head Tennis Professional position at CCHH. Don had an extensive junior playing background having been a highly ranked player in the Middle Atlantic region and played Division 1 tennis for Furman University. He loves the game of tennis and hopes to create a comprehensive tennis program for all the members at the Country Club of Hilton Head.


Dori Palchak

Role: Fitness Director
Serving Since: 2007
Phone Number: 843.681.2582 x:1135

Dori Palchak has been the Fitness Director here at CCHH since 2007.  Dori has been teaching fitness classes and running kid's programs here since 1993. Dori worked 6 years at the Health club at the Westin Resort and another 6 years at the Belfair fitness center before becoming full time here at CCHH.  Prior to moving to Hilton Head in 1990, Dori graduated from NC State University in Raleigh, NC where she majored in Recreation Administration.  Dori is a certified personal trainer, group fitness instructor and regularly attends fitness conferences to continually educate herself on the latest fitness trends.


Jessica Melbourne

Role: Business Office Administrator
Serving Since: 2010
Phone Number: 843.681.2582 x:1111

Prior to joining the CCHH Team in January 2015, Jessica has been with ClubCorp as the Club Accountant and Human Resource Manager at both Golden Bear Golf Club and The Golf Club at Indigo Run. She has been with ClubCorp since 2010. Jessica’s management experience began while she was working as an Operations Manager for a high volume Home Depot in New York. Jessica studied Criminal Psychology and Advanced Mathematics at SUNY Orange. She relocated from New York to South Carolina to be closer to her parents who retired to Hilton Head. Jessica lives in Bluffton with her husband Taj, and spends all of her free time with family.


Joseph Bonano

Role: Food & Beverage Director
Serving Since: 2018
Phone Number: 843.681.2582 ext 1114

Joe is from Saucon Valley Country Club in Bethlehem, PA. He was in his position for 14 years as the Food and Beverage Manager overseeing eight a la carte venues as well as the beverage program. He is an expert in hospitality and has a servant’s heart.


Steve Gross

Role: Maintenance Supervisor
Serving Since: 2016

Stephen Gross the Certified Golf Course Superintendent at The Country Club of Hilton Head has been in the Golf Course business for 27 years. He has his degree in Turfgrass Management from The Ohio State University and learned the proper way to take care of the yard from his father while growing up in Ohio. Steve has held various positions such as Director of Maintenance for American Golf and Regional Superintendent for ClubCorp. When he’s not out working on the course, Steve enjoys golfing, fishing and going to the beach.